Hamas leader Khaled Mashal, who virtually addressed a pro-Palestine rally in Kerala in October, is reportedly on the kill-list prepared by the Israeli spy agency following the deadly terror attack by the Palestinian terror group on 7 October.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed Israel's intelligence agency Mossad to streamline a plan to kill Hamas officials across countries, spanning continents - once the Jewish nation's campaign in Gaza winds down, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Mossad is reportedly drawing up plans to neutralise high-value targets in Turkey, Lebanon and Qatar.
It should be noted that Qatar's capital Doha hosts a Hamas office, which was opened in 2012.
Mashal is a founding member of Hamas Politburo and was the chairman until 2017. His current whereabouts are believed to be in Qatar.
Mashal was at the centre of a sensational assassination attempt in Jordan in 1997 when Mossad agents, posing as Canadian tourists, sprayed a deadly toxin into one of his ears. The Mossad kill-team was captured and Mashal fell into a coma. The then US President Bill Clinton intervened and compelled Netanyahu to turn over the antidote.
The head of Mossad Danny Yatom flew to Jordan, with Netanyahu's consent, bringing an antidote to treat Mashal.
On 27 October this year, Mashal virtually took part in a pro-palestine rally organised by the Solidarity Youth Movement in Malappuram, Kerala.
The Solidarity Youth Movement is the youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.
In a video, Mashal was seen addressing the people virtually.
Mashal's virtual address at the rally drew criticism from K Surendran, the State president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Apart from Mashal, other big names that may feature on 'kill-list" of Mossad include, Ismail Haniyeh, Mohammed Deif and Yahya Sinwar.
Haniyeh, 60, is a politician who is a former Palestinian prime minister. He was elected as the head of Hamas' political bureau in 2017.
Deif heads Hamas' military wing, the Ezzdine al-Qassam Brigades, and is Israel's public enemy number one.
Sinwar, 61, is a former commander of the Ezzdine al-Qassam Brigades and was elected in 2017 as head of Hamas in Gaza.
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